Injuries & Moves: deGrom throws 3rd live BP

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Keep track of the Mets’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.


June 29: RHP  throws third live BP
deGrom, who is rehabbing from a stress reaction in his right scapula, fired 29 pitches in a live batting practice session at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Although manager Buck Showalter would not discuss deGrom’s next steps, those almost certainly involve the first in a series of Minor League rehab starts for the right-hander.

“We have a schedule worked out and know what will happen if everything feels well [Thursday],” Showalter said. “He hasn’t had anything that has taken him off schedule so far.” -- Anthony DiComo

June 29: RHP Max Scherzer makes second rehab start
Scherzer, who is rehabbing from a strained left oblique muscle, took the mound again for Double-A Binghamton at Hartford, Conn., giving him seven full days of rest between starts.

The right-hander went 4 2/3 innings and stretched out to 80 pitches, striking out eight and allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk. After the start, Scherzer made it clear he's ready to return to the mound for the big league club. -- Anthony DiComo

June 28: OF Ender Inciarte selected from Triple-A Syracuse; RF Nick Plummer optioned
A veteran of eight big league seasons mostly with the Braves, Inciarte gives the Mets center field insurance with Travis Jankowski still on the injured list. Although Inciarte posted a .544 OPS over his last two seasons in Atlanta, he produced a .744 OPS in 34 games for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate before exercising an opt-out in his contract. Inciarte did so in large part because he sensed more of an opportunity elsewhere.

“It was easy for me to make the decision,” Inciarte said. “The first team to come talk to me were the Mets. Whatever my role is here, I’m going to try to help this team win. … The goal is always to play at the biggest level there is.”

In a corresponding move to clear 40-man roster space for Inciarte, the Mets designated left-hander Locke St. John for assignment. -- Anthony DiComo


Day to day


10-day and 15-day IL

RHP Max Scherzer (strained left oblique)
Expected return:
Early July
Scherzer, who struck out six over 3 1/3 innings of his first rehab start on June 21 for Double-A Binghamton, took seven full days between starts in an effort to avoid a setback and stretched out to 80 pitches in his second outing. Neither Scherzer nor the Mets are in a rush for the veteran starter to return, but the right-hander did not sound like he would be needing another rehab start. -- Anthony DiComo (Last updated: June 29)

OF (fractured left fourth metacarpal)
Expected return: Early July
Jankowski, who is ahead of schedule in his rehab after fracturing a bone in his left hand on May 25, has resumed baseball activities, per manager Buck Showalter. The outfielder is testing how much of a load he can handle day to day through his rehab as he works his way back after having surgery on May 27 to repair the break, which he suffered while making a diving catch in the outfield. -- Paige Leckie (Last updated: June 25)

60-day IL

RHP Jacob deGrom (stress reaction in right scapula)
Expected return: Mid-July
deGrom threw a third live batting practice session on June 29, setting him up potentially to begin a Minor League rehab assignment as soon as early July. deGrom’s three live BPs marked the first time he had faced hitters since his stress reaction diagnosis during Spring Training. The Mets continue to be tight-lipped regarding deGrom’s timeline, but if all continues to progress on this track for the right-hander, he stands a fair chance of returning just after the All-Star break. -- Anthony DiComo (Last updated: June 29)

RHP Tylor Megill (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
Mid- to late August
After departing a June 16 start early due to shoulder discomfort, Megill underwent an MRI that revealed a strain in the back of his shoulder. The plan is for Megill to refrain from throwing for four weeks, then build back up from there -- a process that should take another four weeks or so. The Mets subsequently transferred Megill to the 60-day IL, making Aug. 16 his earliest possible return date. -- Anthony DiComo (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Trevor May (stress reaction in right humerus)
Expected return:
Early July
May is "making solid progress," per manager Buck Showalter. May went on the IL in early May following a disappointing May 2 outing, and subsequent testing revealed a stress reaction in the lower portion of his humerus, the bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. May was shut down for four weeks before restarting a light throwing program on June 10. The rest of his rehab program should take another several weeks, but May isn’t eligible to return until at least July 2 anyway. -- Paige Leckie/Anthony DiComo (Last updated: June 25)

LHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
August or September
Lucchesi joined the Mets in Miami for their three-game series against the Marlins on June 24. He said he was happy to be back in the Major League atmosphere, even just for the weekend. Lucchesi, who underwent Tommy John surgery last year, has been rehabbing at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He has approximately 8-10 more weeks of recovery left.

"It's been pretty solid so far," Lucchesi said. "[My] arm's feeling good. My body's feeling good. Pretty solid right now."

The southpaw will throw his 10th and final bullpen session on June 25 before beginning to face live hitters. While rehabbing, Lucchesi has been working on adding a few pitches to his repertoire, though he would not disclose what those pitches are. -- Paige Leckie (Last updated: June 24)

RHP Sean Reid-Foley (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
An MRI taken May 1 revealed a right UCL tear for Reid-Foley, who had departed the previous night’s game due to elbow discomfort. After receiving his test results, Reid-Foley consulted with additional doctors before deciding to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 10. That typically requires a 12- to 18-month rehab, putting Reid-Foley on track to return around midseason 2023. -- Anthony DiComo (Last updated: May 10)

RHP John Curtiss (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2023
The Mets signed Curtiss on April 6 understanding that he will miss the entire 2022 season rehabbing from Tommy John. They hold an option on his contract for 2023, so if they’re pleased with what they see, they will exercise that and make him a part of their bullpen next season. Curtiss underwent surgery last September while he was in the Brewers' organization. -- Anthony DiComo (Last updated: April 7)